In Fort Clinch, a nature trail winds through a coastal hammock and around a man-made pond where enthusiasts can observe wading birds, alligators and many small animals. On the east side of the park are huge sand dunes, while the west side features a coastal hardwood hammock. The Atlantic Beach, Cumberland Sound and salt marsh offer additional natural wonders for those wishing to explore even further.
Wildlife observation is very good on Fort Clinch’s trails. Look for alligators, deer, and a variety of bird life in this area. Rangers conduct a guided nature walk on these trails every Saturday morning at 10:30, weather permitting. Hiking along the beaches of the Cumberland Sound, one can stand on the northernmost reaches of Florida and look over to Cumberland Island National Seashore where wild horses sometimes roam the beaches there. Some of the largest dunes in the state loom over this section of coast where rugged windblown oaks and gnarled cedar trees anchor the sands in steep inclines.
A number of special events are taking place throughout the spring season. Browse the Park Special Events page for a complete listing of Special Events.